Chicago — a view over time

Depraved art, my uncle, and me

Depraved art, my uncle, and me

A trove of Modernist art, some 1500 works, were discovered in a Munich home. You can read why this discovery...

Martin Luther King’s Dream and Chicago’s West Side

Fifty years ago today, on August 28th, 1963, millions of Americans heard Martin Luther King’s poetic demands for racial justice. Whites throughout the...

Memorial Day Tribute to Moms of Vets

Memorial Day Tribute to Moms of Vets

For Memorial Day weekend, I dedicate these letters to our soldiers in arms, our veterans, and all the mothers and...

World War II training in Madison, Wisconsin–“Blasting the enemy out of the skies”

Hi Everyone, This blog has joined ChicagoNow, a compendium of bloggers, all based in Chicago and covering a diversity of topics. You...

Lots of girls and close to home

Lots of girls and close to home

Great luck! Frank is stationed in Madison, WI, at Truax Field, where he is not only close to home, but...

Promotion

  Frank is promoted to Private First Class, but the first his family hears of it is in this blurb...

The Rebel and the Yank–among 30,000 others

The Rebel and the Yank–among 30,000 others

The army brought together young men from all over the nation, giving each a chance to learn about guys from...

3,000 sick soldiers

3,000 sick soldiers

Frank’s mom pulled together all the mothering she could muster to help her son, more than 1,000 miles away from...

A star of a gift

A gift from your child — always a treasure, especially when he is thousands of miles away. Frank’s mother makes...

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